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Info for Voters Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, extends its deepest thoughts and sympathies to those in Hurricane Matthew’s destructive path. Every eligible voter should have the opportunity to register to vote and to obtain and submit an absentee ballot if necessary. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew threatens to impede both of these rights.

Any voters who have questions or concerns can contact Election Protection’s live toll-free English language hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).You can find the full 866-OUR-VOTE schedule online. Spanish-speaking voters may seek bilingual assistance through the 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) and Asian language assistance is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali through 888-API-VOTE. Voters should be aware of the following:

Florida:

UPDATE - Federal Judge orders voter registration in Florida to be extended to Tuesday, October 18 at 5 PM. Read more.

Georgia:

BREAKING - The voter registration deadline in CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA ONLY has been extended to Tuesday, October 18.

North Carolina:

BREAKING - Voter registration deadline extended in 36 counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Deadline is now October 19 in the following counties:

  • Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson

Read more.

South Carolina:

  • NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED IN SOUTH CAROLINA. BELOW IS THE ACTION THE STATE TOOK DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW.
  • Voters who possess a South Carolina driver’s license number or state ID card number can register online at https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx. Deadline has been extended to October 9 at 11:59 p.m.
  • To register by mail, voters should download and fill out the voter registration form at http://www.scvotes.org/files/VR_Blank_Form.pdf and send the completed form to their county elections office (list of addresses here: http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting). Mail-in deadline has been extended. Application must be post marked by October 11.
  • Voters can also register in-person at their county (In person deadline is October 8).